From a tsundere scene straight out of a shoujo manga to a wizarding world come to life, these novelty pop culture-themed cafes will fulfil all your nerdy fantasies.
Don’t be fooled by the kawaii appearances of these meidos and butlers. At this one-day concept cafe, expect to be hurled insults while the wait staff fling menus and slam trays on your table. A full tsundere (a character development process in which a cold person warms up to you overtime) experience will set you back $19.90 if you reserve early and $25 for reservations after 31 January, but you also have the option of special services such as massaging and forehead flicks at an additional $5. Otaku approved!
Tsundere Cafe opens on 24 February 2018.
Address: 71 Woodlands Industrial Park E9, Wave 9 #09-04, Singapore 757048
Operating date: 24 February 2018
Opening hours: 11am – 6pm
Final Fantasy Cafe
Satisfy your inner gamer at the first ever DISSIDIA FINAL FANTASY NT themed cafe outside of Japan, which will be held in collaboration with Watanabe Coffee to celebrate the launch of DISSIDIA FINAL FANTASY NT on PlayStation 4. On the opening day, avid fans will not only get to play the game ahead of everyone else, they can also get their hands on exclusive merch and take photos with life-sized Final Fantasy characters. While you’re getting your geek on, don’t forget to grab a bite or two. Aside from the usual offerings, they also offer a set menu of Moogle Curry & White Stew along with a beverage at $28.90.
Final Fantasy Cafe opens from 24 January to 10 February 2018.
Address: Shaw House Isetan Scotts #01-00, Singapore 238868
Opening hours: 8am – 10pm (Sun to Thurs), 8am – 11pm (Fri and Sat)
Tel: 6235 0608
DC Super Heroes Cafe
Located right smack in the heart of Orchard Road, DC Super Hero Cafe’s second outlet at Takashimaya is a haven for the comics-obsessed crowd. Upon entering through the massive 3.8m-tall Justice League doors, you’ll be greeted by larger-than-life logos and action figurines while you go ahead to get your superhero fix. Look forward to DC-themed dishes such as the Superman: A Smallville Original Free Range Chicken Burger ($25.90), Batman’s Dark Knight Wagyu Beef Burger ($28.90) and Harley Quinn’s So Delish! Iberico Pork Ribs ($30).
Address: Ngee Ann City #02-13, Singapore 238873
Opening hours: 10am – 10pm (Mon to Sun)
Tel: 6262 1918
Having popped up magically in the heartlands, Platform 1094 is no stranger to fellow Potterheads since opening its doors last January. A scaled-down version of the Three Broomsticks Inn, this little piece of Hogwarts comes complete with exposed brick walls, raw wood furnishings and a majestic ceiling candelabra to add on to the wizardry. Pull up one of the Patronus chairs and dig in to their smorgasbord of muggle-friendly offerings, including the Pesto Mayo Pork Ribs ($22) and Suhnitzel Sous-vide Duck Breast ($19).
Address: 1094 Serangoon Road, Singapore 328192
Opening hours: 11am – 10pm (Tues to Sun) | Closed on Mon
Tel: 6204 6003
Fancy hanging out with the Friends gang on the big orange couch at Central Perk? The 100-seater outpost of the fictional coffee shop is all decked out in nostalgic Friends memorabilla, such as Rachel’s runaway wedding dress, a familiar stage area where you can channel your inner Phoebe, and a full-blown replica of Monica’s kitchen. Even the menu pays homage to our beloved characters: Janice’s Oh. My. God. Baby Back Ribs ($36), Joey’s Fisherman Stew ($38), Chandler’s Righteous Mac & Cheese ($14) and more. It feels like the ‘90s all over again!
Address: Central Mall #01-01, Singapore 059567
Opening hours: 11am – 11pm (Tues to Sun) | Closed on Mon
Tel: 9025 2524
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